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'Architectural Mandalas' series - Altered States collections

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‘Architectural Mandalas’ is a series inspired by the traditional mandalas’ geometric configurations. The images have - as a staring point - an architectural detail from commissioned projects which are then deconstructed and manipulated to reach mesmerising geometric abstractions.    

In spiritual traditions, mandalas have been used as a guiding tool for focusing attention to aid meditation or for establishing a sacred space in induced trance. In Eastern religions like Hinduism and Buddhism, cosmic symbols and sacred geometry are layered upon each other to represent maps of a spiritual journey and the archetypal relationship between the outer world (macrocosm) and man’s inner world (microcosm). As such they are visualisations of the inner-outer synthesis of human consciousness.  

Contemporary architecture broke free from the constrains of Euclidean geometry and disassociated itself from the politically-charged sacred geometry, while at the same time finding inspiration and new interpretations in cosmogenic architecture, biomimicry and biophilia. In my architectural formative years those two strata have co-developed in an irregular tapestry of content creation and consumption rarely finding moments of reconciliation. Working on the creation of this series, gave me the feeling that these two world
s that externally and internally have spend years drifting in opposite directions have found unifying holons to exist. Visual manifestations of inner-outer synthesis concurrently personal and transpersonal.

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